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“The First Task of Government Is To Make Large Numbers of People Governable.”

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Brodie May 13, 2018. 1 Reply

That’s what a sociologist told me after I became politically active.How does government do that? Borrowing from Robert Burns, “Let me count the ways.”Religion is one way, and religion makes other…Continue

Tags: rule, govern, power

“Once a Catholic, always a Catholic” or “Don’t toss the baby with the bath water.” How would you reply?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Nov 14, 2018. 8 Replies

A man who has tried several times to quit Catholicism, but each time returned, gave me the first of those lines. i had quit in 1957 and told him I’d never heard that but had often heard “Once a…Continue

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Tell Neil deGrasse Tyson You Want Evidence

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris May 13, 2018. 9 Replies

Evidence? For what?For his claim early in Chapter One of his Astrophysics for People in a Hurry that “nearly 14 billion years ago, all the space and all the matter and all the energy of the known…Continue

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The Big Bang Doesn't Deserve Your Faith. It Also Doesn't Deserve Your Tax Money

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Dec 29, 2017. 6 Replies

I once heard a Unitarian minister say Unitarianism is for people who haven't kicked the church habit.The Big Bang is for people who haven't kicked the faith habit.It has preachers. They make claims.…Continue

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Stephen Brodie replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion How do mothers (usually) bring up boys to respect women as equals? Or not do so? in the group Coffee Break
"Yes Joan my mother made a full recovery but resented my sister for showing me how to look after myself. As the youngest child, I think she wanted me to stay with her during her old age but she died quite young and all of a sudden I was on…"
Jul 16
Joan Denoo replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion How do mothers (usually) bring up boys to respect women as equals? Or not do so? in the group Coffee Break
"When a woman or a man says, "If he(she) hits me one time, there won't be a second time" I hope you affirm the declaration!  When I worked at the boys' ranch, there were several battered fathers as well as mothers. My job as…"
Jul 16
Joan Denoo replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion How do mothers (usually) bring up boys to respect women as equals? Or not do so? in the group Coffee Break
"Stephen, what a special story you have and you were able to learn how to take care of yourself and that your sister was kind as she taught you. I hope your mother recovered from her illness, and I know that you are strong, capable, considerate, and…"
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Joan Denoo replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion How do mothers (usually) bring up boys to respect women as equals? Or not do so? in the group Coffee Break
"Chris B. I respect the struggle you had with such sexist training as a child. Thankfully, you learned to set limits on what you would/could do for others as well as learn how to take care of your needs and wants. "
Jul 16
Joan Denoo replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion How do mothers (usually) bring up boys to respect women as equals? Or not do so? in the group Coffee Break
"Tom, you wrote, "After I started dating I realized that she (Mom) did not teach me how to read girls' minds. Troubles followed." This is where communication comes in. Moms fail to teach everything a boy should know. We do think of…"
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Tom Sarbeck commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
"I would reply to the snowflakes approx as follows, in context 8:11 - You make one. 8:18 - You make one that doesn’t. 8:22 - You make two snow men. etc also in context."
Nov 13, 2020
Tom Sarbeck commented on Hope's group Imagine No Organized Religion or at least a Religion without Scump
"Xianity did stuff very much like this when it was a majoority religion."
Oct 30, 2020
Tom Sarbeck commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
"Joan, what’s best about aging is that it happens only once."
Oct 16, 2020
Tom Sarbeck replied to Davy's discussion How is this for the stupidity of Interpretation of an Old Book! in the group Imagine No Organized Religion or at least a Religion without Scump
"Hm-mm, when does the xian NT first mention women? One such timeline mentions a marriage at Cana without identifying those married. I found no timeline that mentions Mary or any other woman. And yet, so many women today cling to xianity. Why? It does…"
Sep 29, 2020
Grinning Cat replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Is Spatial Ability (as described here) Related To Directional Sense? in the group The Burgeoning Family Tree of Monkey Men and Women
"That reminded me of hearing about languages with no relative directional terms like left and right, where everything's described in terms of north, east, south, and west. Children growing up and learning to speak in those cultures have no…"
Aug 24, 2020
Joan Denoo replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Is Spatial Ability (as described here) Related To Directional Sense? in the group The Burgeoning Family Tree of Monkey Men and Women
"When I am outside, I can usually maintain my sense of direction if there are mountains or some reference point to which I can orient myself. If I am on a flat plane and the sun is directly overhead, I am lost. East, North, West, and South all become…"
Aug 22, 2020
Chris B replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion How do mothers (usually) bring up boys to respect women as equals? Or not do so? in the group Coffee Break without any Mention of that Idiot
"I was youngest child, only daughter, and trained from an early age to do everything for everyone, without expecting thanks. After my escape I could only think of equality and I did everything I could to get there."
Jul 29, 2020
Tom Sarbeck commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
"He is/will be America’s most laughed-at president."
May 1, 2020
Tom Sarbeck commented on Hope's group Imagine No Organized Religion, Please! Looking better in 2020!
"Remember, many xians want to reach their heaven asap."
Mar 30, 2020
Tom Sarbeck commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
"Most interesting, Doone. Bilateral symmetry’s origin has long puzzled me, partly because it sometimes doesn’t happen."
Mar 23, 2020
Tom Sarbeck commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
"Aw, our making words shorter is a good thing. T. Jefferson changed a rule of parliament though and did us wrong. In the seldom-used filling a blank procedure, UKers buy low and sell high. TJ turned it around and we Yanks buy high and sell low."
Mar 23, 2020

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At birth a None. At six my dad put me in a Catholic School. At 26 I escaped to agnosticism. No lightning bolts hit nearby and at 78 I came out to friends as an atheist. A chat with a pal brought me to AU.

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At 3:12pm on December 13, 2017, Stephen Brodie said…

Happy Birthday Tom. Have a smashing day

At 9:13am on December 13, 2016, Stephen Brodie said…

Yes Tom that really would be a smashing day when your country rids itself of the Electoral College. But all the best mate anyway. 

At 3:09am on December 13, 2016, Stephen Brodie said…

Happy Birthday Tom. Have a smashing day. All the best my friend.

At 4:43pm on May 24, 2016, Bertold Brautigan said…

Must have been in church.

At 11:21pm on December 13, 2015, Stephen Brodie said…

De Nada my friend I hope you had a great day

At 7:04pm on December 13, 2015, Stephen Brodie said…

Happy Birthday Tom my friend have a smashing day from us all at AU

At 12:57pm on June 8, 2015, Wasiq Hussain said…

Thanks Tom sir :) .. 

At 1:45am on June 7, 2015, Wasiq Hussain said…

Yes i did say that and its true. Because it focuses on the study of nature. again and again we are told in my religion to look around and discover, travel,gain knowledge,have good physical strength.. in my religion No one says that you have to worship God.You just have to believe that he exists.. I cant give more details because of the rules of this page. But its your choice what you want to do in life no one can make you believe or make you follow what is uncomfortable to you.

At 7:51pm on December 13, 2014, Davy said…

Happy Birthday Tom. Have a great day, enjoy it!

At 1:31pm on August 26, 2014, Stephen Brodie said…

Hi Tom welcome to AU hope you like it on site

 
 
 

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